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QUOTES ON THOUGHT


There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet

Thought is the labor of the intellect, reverie is its pleasure.

VICTOR HUGO, Les Misérables

Either you think--or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, Tender Is the Night

My words fly up, my thoughts remain below;
Words without thoughts never to heaven go.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Hamlet

The zipper displaces the button and a man lacks just that much time to think while dressing at dawn, a philosophical hour, and thus a melancholy hour.

RAY BRADBURY, Fahrenheit 451

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labour and there is an invisible labour.

VICTOR HUGO, Les Misérables

The important thing isn't the soundness or otherwise of the argument, but for it to make you think.

ALBERT CAMUS, The Plague

Thought is free.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, The Tempest

For always the man in whom thought springs up over thought sets his mark farther off, for the one thought saps the force of the other.

DANTE ALIGHIERI, The Divine Comedy

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